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Best travel credit cards

Credit cards

Until about two years ago I had never paid an annual fee for a credit card but then Rick talked up the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card and I had to admit it was worth the fee for all the travel perks it comes with.   But not all travel credit cards are made

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Best photography locations in Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona is bursting with color and unique shapes thanks to Antoni Gaudi’s influence and there’s no shortage of amazing photography locations in Barcelona to capture forever on film – or on Google Photos.  I don’t even want to know how many photos I took just inside the Sagrada Familia and we were only there for

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How to plan a digital detox

Woman with computer and tablet

Rick and I recently went to a ‘20s themed New Year’s Eve party and had a blast and it made me think about how far we’ve come since the 1920s in terms of travel and tech. While advancements in technology have been amazing and we can connect with anyone around the world at any time

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2020 travel destinations

passport and map

Happy New Year! We can’t believe it’s time to start a new year and a new decade already but we’re ready to roll right into the Roaring Twenties Part 2 with some new, rip-roaring adventures. It’s that time of year again to set New Year’s resolutions and new goals and we hope travel has made

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2019 holiday gift guide for travelers

gift guide

The holiday season is upon us and with every retailer seemingly extending Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, as well as having traditional holiday sales, it’s that time of year to go shopping for gifts under the tree. If you’re shopping for frequent travelers or family or friends that are planning some serious travel in

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Best photography locations in Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland

Capture the best of Lucerne by visiting our favorite photography locations in this fun, historic city in Switzerland! Whether you’re getting pics for Instagram or your own travel scrapbook, there are some truly great photo spots in Lucerne you’ll want to check out during your time there.  Lucerne is known for its medieval architecture, historic

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What to always pack in your personal item

Woman at the airport

My personal item is pretty much stuffed to the brim to make the most of the space I’m allowed when flying. But that doesn’t mean I’m packing it unwisely. I’ve become a pro at packing my purse for flights so I have all the entertainment I need and snacks to keep me full on the

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Tips for traveling with your dog

dog traveling

We share a lot of travel tips with our fellow explorers, from what to pack, what travel accessories to buy, where to stay and what to do when you get there, but not all travelers get around on two feet and many enjoy going to new places as much as their humans. Dog-friendly travel has

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Munich: What to know before you go

Munich, Germany

I loved exploring Munich, getting lost in its streets, wandering its parks and beer gardens, and sampling delicious Bavarian food and drink. There is no shortage of things to do and see here and we hope our Munich travel guide helps you better plan your trip to this iconic Bavarian city. Munich, or München in

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9 simple tips for learning a new language

Language on blackboard

One thing I always do before we travel to a new destination is to learn a few words in that country’s language. Am I going to be having witty discussions with locals? Probably not, but I can at least make an effort to speak their language and communicate in a way they’ll understand. On Back